toora loora loora

rachel-bjerke

Of all our relatives, Uncle Jimmy has always been the most obsessed with our Irish ethnic background. This St. Patrick’s Day he explained to us all about how our patron saint chased the snakes-pagans and Druids-out of Ireland.

“Eventually,” he said, “we were confronted with those other snakes, the English and Protestants.”

Not surprisingly, he gave each of us kids a biography of Eamon de Valera and one of Michael Collins.

He’s like an Irish version of Michael Constantine in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”.

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6 comments

  1. Nothing like taking sides, but sometimes overdone. The family of my Irish great grandmother disowned her in the mid 1800’s when she married an Englishman. That was a time too close to the famine. Good story, Larry. 🙂 — Suzanne

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